1985 Subaru RX Transmission Service & Repairs

Take Time for Your Subaru RX Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.

Why is Your 1985 RX’s Transmission So Important?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Since the transmission has to translate the precise amount of power for your desired amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your RX’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Subaru RX transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, the car shaking at any speed, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Subaru RX transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that your RX isn’t working at all.

Subaru Transmission Recommendations for 1985 RXs

Your RX’s transmission should be inspected routinely, according to Subaru. Specifically, the transmission fluid in your RX should be exchanged regularly with Subaru-approved fluid. Our technicians are trained to service 1985  Subaru RX transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your RX’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

How Much Do Subaru RX Transmission Repairs Cost

We work hard to offer affordable Subaru RX transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We'll inspect your RX's major operating systems so you can have the information you need to make the best decision for your car. Whether your vehicle needs a fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1985 Subaru RX Questions & Answers

  • What happens if I "ride" my Subaru's brakes? Riding the brakes (keeping your foot lightly pressed on the brake pedal for a long time) can lead to transmission issues over time. Pay attention to how often you apply your brake and use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Subaru RX? Think twice before volunteering to tow your friend's moving trailer, no matter how light the load might seem. The added load can mess with your transmission system if it exceeds your RX’s towing capacity. Check your owner's manual to ensure you have the proper towing setup and aren't going over your towing capacity.
  • How often does my RX transmission fluid need to be checked? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1985 RX’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Subaru. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Can my Subaru RX leak transmission fluid? Yes. Subaru RX transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Who does Subaru RX transmission repair? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can troubleshoot and repair RX transmission systems. Book an appointment online today.
  • Can I still drive my Subaru RX if it has a transmission fluid leak? It’s not advisable to drive your RX if it’s leaking transmission fluid. Your transmission system needs transmission fluid to function properly, and a leak can lead to significant problems, such as overheating or reduced performance. You might even experience transmission failure.